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[Paris] Des Gâteaux et du Pain (7)

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Des Gâteaux et du Pain

Add: 89 rue du Bac , 75007 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 45 48 30 74
Hours: [Mon-Sat] 9am~8pm [Sun] 9am~6pm
Website: www.desgateauxetdupain.com
Price: [pastries] €6~7
Tasted on: Apr 2015

Some recent tastings from Des Gâteaux et du Pain. “Pamplemousse Rosa” (€6.80), a new creation from Claire Damon, is composed of rose-flavored mousse, grapefruit segments, grapefruit jelly, and rice flour biscuit. The rose flavor is rather strong, almost too much for me if not balanced by the bitter freshness from the grapefruit. Not one of my favorites from Des Gâteaux et du Pain, but quite nice nonetheless.

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“Kashmir” (€6.80), an intriguing combination of saffron, orange, and date. The bottom is a moist almond biscuit, topped with orange and saffron-flavored date compote, saffron crème brûlée, and vanilla mousse. The flavor combination is very unique and memorable indeed, though I personally am not swooned by it. That said, this could still be a fun try for those with an adventurous palate.

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“Petit Bateau” (€6.50), Claire Damon’s rendition of the classic “barquette aux marrons”, making a reference to the little boats played by children in the Luxembourg Garden. Shortcrust pastry, almond cream, glazed chestnuts flavored with rum, and chestnut mousseline cream. A good one for those who like chestnuts.

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“Absolu Citron” (€5.80) looks like a typical lemon tart, but of course is more than just that. The lemon cream is made from Sicilian yellow lemons and is added with a bit of green olive oil from the same terroir, quite acidic but pleasantly balanced by the surprise meringue hidden just beneath.

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“Damassé” (€4), puff pastry filled with baked custard flavored with vanilla. Kind of like a hybrid between the Portuguese egg tart and a French flan.

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April 18th, 2015 at 7:51 pm